The Royal College of Art’s summer graduation exhibitions are major fixtures on London’s cultural calendar. We were delighted to be media partner for Show RCA 2014 and alongside a series of online articles we produced this video series interviewing some of those taking part in the shows.
Many students arrive at the RCA with a set idea of where they want to go once they graduate, but over the course of two years this often changes. We spoke to a selection of students to find out what comes next for them.
Here we take a quick look around the exhibitions at both the Kensington and Battersea campuses and hear from the RCA Rector Dr Paul Thompson and Head of Sculpture Jordan Baseman.
Here Professor Neville Brody, designer and Dean of the School of Communication, explains why graduation shows are still so important and the challenges faced by students and staff.
In this interview Anna Poyry of the Service Design programme explains what this new course is all about and the challenges of bringing it to life in an exhibition setting.
In this interview Gabriel Birch of the Sculpture programme talks us through the work he would be unveiling at the exhibition and how he had developed at the RCA.
In this interview Ewelina Wisniowska of the Ceramics & Glass programme tells us about mixing age-old techniques with cutting-edge technology.
Here Lauren Cohen of the Painting programme tells us about her ambitious final show work and what she’s learned during two years’ hard graft at the RCA.
In this interview Nell Bennett of the Innovation Design Engineering programme talks us through her innovative work. and the challenges of the summer show.
Here Stephen McNally of the Animation programme tells us about his ambitious final film and how the two years at the RCA had changed his creative outlook.
Here Matej Chabera of the Design Products programme talks us through his innovative and interesting work and reflects on his experiences at the RCA.